Five Things You Have To Do In Paris (to be continued)
1. Eat at Avant Comptoir in St Germain…the tiny space next to the famous Comptoir serves gourmet French Food Tapas Style. With each dish ranging from 3-8 euros…it is the best way to have the ultimate gourmet et gourmand experience in Paris
2. Stroll along Avenue Montaigne. For the best in people watching and the plus chic du chic..this is the street. Admire the opulent mode at Dior, Celine, Chanel and Manoush. Delight in the way each store carefully curates their collection and their warmth in welcoming you to browse among dresses that cost 2000 euros and up. There is true art in fashion and Avenue Montaigne is the most restrained place to see it. Handsome men too!
3. Palais de Tokyo. Of course the Louvre and Musee D’Orsay are must visits with amazing collections…but for the best in curating, pushing the boundaries of contemporary art and great writing..I love the Palais de Tokyo. Discover the genius of Jimmy Robert, Ed Atkins, Steve McQueen, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Camille Henrot…All in One Day!
4. Jardins Albert Kahn. Just outside Paris but on the subway line is one of the loveliest of gardens du monde. Meander through Japanese gardens, Koi ponds, stone structures, classic french espaliered trees and more. Art is integrated too
5. Pere Lachaise Cemetery You can look for famous writers and musicians…Oscar Wilde, Moliere, Eloise and Abelard, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, Chopin and of course Jim Morrison. it is a world into it’s own, charming, savage, manicured and the section of memorials to those who perished in the Holocaust and died fighting to end WW II is the most moving of all.